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1.15.18 /// HIZZAPUT
“I feel the POWER of a new haircut”: 100 Years of Solid Dudes nuclear reggae house band HIZZAPUT makes its long-awaited return with HAIRDRESSER IN BABYLON. Dub-drunk ramblers looking for their next buzz(cut)–what’s it sound like? Pablum par excellence, suitable for hanging/franging gardens everywhere.
11.5.17 /// NEW DONNA
Special FX Pop Princess Lauren Kelly makes her new blue debut as NEW DONNA on 100 Years of Solid Dudes with 2 MUCH MONEY.
RIYL: Slow-motion money music for the late-capitalist dancefloor. Nab it HERE.
4.24.17 /// BACK TO THE BEAST
For over ten years, ZILLAS ON ACID (Broadzilla DJs, 100 Years of Solid Dudes) have raddened dance floors as residents of Philadelphia’s party institution Making Time. Now, they harness the Focused Totality of Their Psychic Powers for their first original offering: BACK TO THE BEAST, the debut vinyl release on 100 Years of Solid Dudes. Best boys KHIDJA (Hivern Discs, Malka Tuki, Love on the Rocks, [Emotional] Especial) reincarnate the title track as a transcendental piece of wet techno—a 9+ minute aquarian journey to the center of The Orb.
3.21.17 /// BROTHER GOOSE
The world is falling apart. Put your trust in BROTHER GOOSE.
1.29.17 //// And now… TWINSIES
Good things come in twos. That’s why we’re double-releasing the debut mix from new Solid Dude Darlings TWINSIES alongside a special Extended Club Mix of their bluntly-named new song, “I Look Just Like My Twin.”
10.1.16 //// GIRLS CHAT ROOM…LIVE
Solid Ones…the GIRLS CHAT ROOM BLACK MAGICK DEATH EXPERIENCE makes its LIVE DEBUT Tuesday 10/4 at Silk City.
Think: drums drums drums.
It sounds like the END OF THE WORLD.
We can’t wait to share it with you. xoxo 100YSD
8.1.16 //// GIRLS CHAT ROOM
GIRLS CHAT ROOM…the album… is now available over on Bandcramp. Watch the video trailer megamix, then BUY BUY BUY. xoxo
5.31.16 //// ARISTOTLE CHIPOTLE
100 Years of Solid Dudes proudly announces the start of summer with WINE COOLER COUNTRY, the debut single from ARISTOTLE CHIPOTLE.
5.21.16 //// AUFKLÄRUNG GANG
Introducing Aufklärung Gang. Wir tanzen!
4.21.16 //// HIS POWER IS YOURS
100 Years of Solid Dudes inaugural artist POTENT MUTANT respawns with new single HIS POWER IS YOURS b/w a cosmic NRG remix by Philadelphia’s Superprince.
Arcane drum music from 100 miles beneath the Black Pyramid, potently provided by the man who brought you BABY BIT ME ON THE NECK. Advance to the digital flip as Superprince trance dances on the Tesseract for the remix.
2.4.16//// BACK TO THE BEAST
‘Back to the Beast’ is the debut release from ZILLAS on ACID, aka Thomas Roland and James Weissinger of Philadelphia’s Broadzilla DJs and Making Time parties. Having recently remixed A Pleasure for Nicolas Jaar’s OTHER PEOPLE label, they now offer up this acidic original, a subtle hunk of techno thunk whose chest cavity opens to reveal a ruttering buzzsaw. Don’t search for meaning: it’s like bobbing for apples in a damn jacuzzi. Look for the full 12” on 100 Years of Solid Dudes in spring 2016.
Berlin buds HARDRUGS present a new 100 Year of Solid Dudes label mix in the last gasp of 2015. 100YSD heritage artists like Girls Chat Room, Wooden Email, and Theater in Trance rub elbows with terrifying new signings Ann Pog, Jah Robotech, and Aufklärung Gang.
Plus, a holiday message…from us…to you…at the end.
Dubs, Flubs, slush pile shoulda-beens, b-sides, c-sides, old dudes, new dudes, dark visions of what’s to come… Stay solid in 2016.
10.13.15//// SUNSET PHOTO
THEATER IN TRANCE make their long overdue 100 Years of Solid Dudes debut with “Sunset Photo.”
A chorus of Alien Angels descends upon Sprite Beach, scanning for frayed future artifacts of our sublime sentimentality. Finally: a mild techno hymn for the disarming Chicken Parm of 21st century visual culture.
8.13.15//// GAME OF LUV
7.10.15//// ESTÁNDAR MUY ALTO
Kacy R and the Universo Paralelo return with “Estándar Muy Alto.”
2.2.15//// LONDON BEYOND CONTROL ///
Cosmic Awareness. The Great Crisis. Dilettante techno from the heart of the long 17th century.
LBC makes its 100 Years of Solid Dudes debut with the LONDON BEYOND CONTROL digital 12” club mix.
1.19.15///// No ’tudes, just Dudes. ///
Introducing 100 Years of Solid Dudes Volume 2. Forty-five minutes of fast-forward nosebleed queasy-listening—collected, dissected, and painstakingly re-inflected by Solid Dude Numero Uno James Weissinger, aka Jameszilla (Broadzilla DJs, Making Time).
Throw caution to the wind and prepare for Centennial Sentiments, Maximum Solidity, and of course, Dudes Beyond Belief.
12.22.14///// Enter now…The Amniotic Druid ///
(Graphic alchemy sourced from photography archives of Kristin Guessford & Sara Minsavage)
Introducing “Soundtrack to the Sacrifice,” the debut recording by 100 Years of Solid Dudes’ psychedelic pstalwart the Amniotic Druid—Kevin Bohannon aka Lord Hastings Chesterfield III of the Psychic Streetgang VIII.
Born into a world he never made, the Amniotic Druid is equal parts Aleister Crowley and Guy Smiley, conjuring prelapsarian partyjams and recipes for resurrection for all who would listen. His birth-cries boom out over eldritch lilypads, Madchester musings straight from Stonehenge’s parking lot.
With the longest night Winter Solstice now behind us, “Soundtrack to the Sacrifice” will guide you through our annual reverberation of the little ice age: “Go, gather ye tithings & fruit flies for the Frog King”—and prepare for Total Planetary Alignment.
10.22.14/////100 YEARS OF SOLID VINYL ///
YES… 100YSD founding artist UNIVERSO PARALELO makes the jump to wax via Pink Skull‘s INFINITE JUJU imprint. Arroz Con Leche now features a planet-shattering remix by Naum Gabo, aka Jonnie Wilkes of OPTIMO. Limited edition clear vinyl. You know what you need to do.
9.8.14////// NEW ON 100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES ///
Introducing “(I Must Avoid) The Mildew Towel,” the long overdue debut single from Solid Dude stalwarts Hizzaput.
“Hizzaput we dine collective”… a dubbed-out clarion call for pizza freaks everywhere. A mouldering towel hangs over Europe, dousing the last flickering bulb of the Enlightenment.
Revolutions forment in chain restaurants across the Continent, as bacteria babies dream up new topping combinations—new modes of thinking, of living. If coins pour painfully from our ears, cui bono?
Avoid the Noid? To wit: At all costs.
8.26.14////// NEW ON 100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES ///
Pert Plus drips from an opium den’s walls, as basso profondo banalities boom out LIVE from the bottom of a well. Snipping snipping snipping go the Scissormen: You’ve just been bcc’d by the Wooden Email.
Shower, rinse, RETREAT.
1.7.14////// NEW ON 100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES ///
“The Mistake By The Lake” is the brassmatic debut recording by the WGBS Philly 57 Memorial Jazz Ensemble. Punk, funk, gunk—every ten years, you gotta open your spit valve and just let it all out. You slept through 7:00 a.m. jazz band practice, and this is what happened.
Bandleader: P. Pimberton. Horn arrangements: J. Weissinheimer.
October 25, 1985 – December 11, 1995. RIP.
12.12.13////// AND NOW… GIRLS CHAT ROOM
10.23.13////// hello HELLO
Kacy R and the Universo Paralelo slip out of cryo-freeze once more to deliver “PIO PIO PIO.” Chilly chickens clucking up a new way of living. How do you tune a guitar made of dry ice? Say it three times in the mirror and GO BACK TO BED.
7.21.13////// NEW FROM 100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES
HORRIBLE TRIANGLE HATCHES THE “CHICKEN’S CHILD,” THREE MINUTES OF SLOW-MOTION DEVIL DISCO CRAWLING ACROSS HELLSYLVANIA IN A SATANIC SAXOPHONE PRANCE. BABA YAGA O’RILEY? HE HAS HAD MANY NAMES.
ROUGH TRANSLATION: “DON’T YOU, NUGGET ABOUT ME (HEY HEY HEY HEY).”
THE INIMITABLE KACY R & HER BACKING BAND THE UNIVERSO PARALELO RETURN WITH “ARROZ CON LECHE.” RICE PUDDING. WOMEN FROM PORTUGAL. A BRUTAL KICK DRUM. TURN THE CEREAL BOX UPSIDE DOWN AND IT’LL ALL MAKE SENSE.
6.15.13 ////// NEW DUDE(S)
INTRODUCING “UNEASY SLEEPER” BY HOSS BOGG, AKA NEW FRIENDS HANK ELKREM & JESSAMINE RESWIG OF TAMPA, FL.
BOGG MUSIC FOR BOGG PEOPLE. SWITCH OFF YOUR BLUETOOTH AND PUT YOUR FEET IN THE MUD A LITTLE.
SWAMP SWAMP (WHAT IT DO).
100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES DEBUTS WITH THE LONG-AWAITED “100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES” MIX + DEBUT SINGLES FROM 100YSD ARTISTS WOODEN EMAIL, POTENT MUTANT, AND UNIVERSO PARALELO.
OTHERS WILL FOLLOW. FEW WILL UNDERSTAND. EVERYTHING WE’VE KNOWN HAS BEEN LEADING UP TO THIS MOMENT. YOU KEEP PRESSING REFRESH UNTIL YOU GIVE YOURSELF A NOSEBLEED.
YOU DON’T LIKE IT, YOU LOVE IT. MORE SOON.